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to washington address these issues. i hope that as a nation and as a commonwealth, we can do better in the future. you know that as your attorney general i will continue to fight and address them here with everybody in massachusetts who cares about these issues, thank you. [ applause ] >> so, for me and for you tonight this campaign comes to an end. but there's plenty of work to do here in massachusetts and as we continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you! [ applause ] >> greta: that of course martha coakley. we are waiting for scott brown to speak. we'll go to him as soon as he takes the stage. right now sarah palin joins us by phone the author of the mega best seller going rogue and a fox news political contributor. governor palin nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stan of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> i think is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across our countr
who is turning washington upside down? well you're about to find out from people who know him best. even from the senator elect himself. we are live in wakefield, massachusetts for the next hour. giving you the inside story. we start first, with the senator elect. earlier our own griff jenkins tracked him down. >> reporter: senator brown, congratulations. tell me about your trip to washington. how were you received? >> exciting, humling to be there in walking through halls, now i have an office in a little bit of time. >> reporter: >> reporter: you are 41, very important issue, health care there what can you share with what the other senators spoke to you about with regards to the health care? >> now everybody is the 41st senator it gives the ability for debate to begin again and bring it back to the drawing board. when i was in caucus they had been talking about issues hit been talking about on the campaign trail and they asked me what the pulse is in massachusetts and how it affected my race? the biggest problem, what would you do? i wouldn't raise taxes. i wouldn't cut medicare
>> greta: tonight, mr. brown goes to washington! >> i think it is premature to talk about that appreciate your support. senator mccain as you now know was one of the first to actually look me in the eye in this office and say it is a long shot but i'm with you, if you feel you can win it. >> safe to say on behalf of the republican conference we are really happy to have him here. >> i have a lot to learn and i'm thankful that people on both sides of the aisle have made my initial visit here certainly very pleasant. >> you feel that you are being cored by democrats? >> listen, i've always had great respect for senator kerry, always. we have worked together on other issues. i know we are going to work together on issues in the future. >> we have an article in here today because you elected my job is going to be easier. i hope that is the case. >> i appreciate the across the aisle gesture and i'm hopeful we can work to solve the problems of our great country. >> good to see you. >> i voted for health care bill in massachusetts and it was a great bipartisan effort. so it is cle
of politics in washington. and the style he has brought has been far more of the backroom, if you will, bribery type of arrangement that we've seen in many, many years. >> greta: why? why has he made those promises about having it open and everybody have a seat at the table for instance? why since you don't think he has kept those promises didn't he or hasn't he? >> i can't guess to his motivation other than the fact has been unsuccessful in his first year. has not been able to accomplish virtually anything. as a result he's pinning all of his hopes on seeing something happen with health care what has occurred of course he's created a monster. this health care bill this being fashioned by the two houses doesn't make any sense and it ought to be jammed and they ought to start over again. but he's got to get some success so he's pushing so hard. he doesn't want people to see how ugly the process is and how bad this bill is. >> greta: in 2006 when were you governor in massachusetts they passed the health care that you signed. is there anything thank you learn from the massachusetts bill a
in massachusetts winning this senate seat. now scott brown goes to washington, already telling people what he intends to do. making the point that voters rejected the health care plan, the closed door deals saying that has to stop. suggestions already being advanced by republicans across the country this is now time to start from scratch on health care and try to bring republicans back into the negotiating table. scott brown's victory tonight, truly historic. he also mentioned foreign policy the idea that terrorists shouldn't have special [ inaudible ] scott brown's victory tonight has clearly wowed this massachusetts republican hall. it also filled with independents and even democrats. the accomplishment can't be overstated. it is going to cause political science books and history books of massachusetts to be revised and all tactical and strategic thinking in washington on behalf of majority democrats in the absence of their filibuster majority now has to be restructured. the notion that democrats might go forward with the president's agenda specific to health care without reconsidering the
? that's hollywood. we're talking washington tonight. his romance comes with a calculator. you have to wait to find out who it is. >> greta: 40 against 1 in the united states senate all 40 republican senators just fired off a letter senator harry reid pressing him to put health care negotiations on c-span. speaker of house nancy pelosi got a letter of her own. republican members of the house rules committee signed a litter to the speaker pressing her to put negotiations on c-span. some republicans in the house have been fighting for months for more transparency one is congressman leader in the gop transparency. how are we doing on this effort to get transparency in the house? >> we've got the people with us, we don't have the speaker with us. that's the problem. she controls the cameras. the sad thing you have the president of the united states campaigning time and time again in town hall meetings in indian ohio the debate that went on with google across the country saying this health care negotiationses will be different if i'm president we'll put it on c-span it will be out north
on massachusetts. >> what does driving a truck have to do with what is going on in washington? i think coakley made a mistake by allowing it >> i think martha coakley made a mistake. -- >> a signal loud and clear if the people of massachusetts do it, boy it will be heard all around the country. [ cheering ] >> when the president criticized me yesterday, he can criticize me as much as he wants when he talks about my truck that's where i draw the line. >> the president has come because he knows i'm going to win tomorrow and he's trying to get that message out. >> i've heard some horrible stories of individuals intimidating martha coakley, lying down in front of her car, threatening her, threatening her on the internet burning campaign posters and so forth. we don't have a place for that in massachusetts. that is disgrace full and i hope that tomorrow people will go to the polls and reject that kind of campaigning. >> greta: massachusetts governor swift joins us live in boston. it is so close that the big guns cape out for coakley. former president clinton and president obama. if you were the candidat
santorum joins us live here in washington. has he been demonized, bolshevik sounds like he's watching tv and listening to critics on tv. >> he tries to make this all about tone. he tries to make this about partisan politics. it is not. the reason that republicans are going -- makes him sound a bolshevik because it is a hard left plan. he had to twist arms of 40 seat that majority in the house to get a one vote majority to pass this bill. twist arms to get and cut deals to get it through the senate this is way out the mainstream of america. >> greta: talking about health care. what about the stimulus bill? which was party lines as well. >> members, lots of republicans who wanted to vote for something. they didn't want to go home, almost 10% -- at that point it wasn't 10%, 8% unemployment. there were plenty of votes if he would have reached out. what you saw here today, maybe it will change now that scott brown is in town and they have to talk to republicans. get grow we don't know what he's like. >> but i'm saying now that he needs to get at least republican vote to pass things in the un
think pitt or clooney? that's hollywood. we're talking washington tonight. his romance comes with a calculator. you have to wait to find out who it is. i keep track of my entire business on this spreadsheet... and all of these. paid invoices go right here. bang! - that hasn't been paid yet. - what? - huh-uh. - all my business information is just a phone call away-- to my wife... who's not answering. announcer: there's a better way to run your business. intuit quickbooks online organizes your business in one place. it easily creates invoices and helps you stay on top of your business anytime, anywhere. this is way better. get a 30-day free trial at intuit.com. >> greta: 40 against 1 in the united states senate all 40 republican senators just fired off a letter senator harry reid pressing him to put health care negotiations on c-span. speaker of house nancy pelosi got a letter of her own. republican members of the house rules committee signed a litter to the speaker pressing her to put negotiations on c-span. some republicans in the house have been fighting for months for more
, alaska. here in washington, bob beckel, karl rove and joe trippi. karl since you were part of the last administration there were a couple swipes do you take with the facts? >> first time ever he gave credit to the bush administration for the bank rescue packages after he said it was' terrible -- nobody wanted it, it was a like a root canal bush administration length 200 billion dollars to the bank, obama administration length 7 billion dollars to the banks the people are going to get interest as well as a return of the principle. i was a slow start. it was a lot about him. he used the word i 96 times, me or my, 18 times. i was struck by the fact at times i didn't understand what he was proposing. he said we are going to open up trade with panama, colombia and south korea, unclear whether he was endorsing the free trade agreements that are pending before the government right now. we're gonna have a freeze but i want a new spending bill for stimulus. there's a lot of internal confusion. well put together, clearly focus-group tested. they wrote it in a hurry it showed particularly at the
we haven't done that well. we've always thought about maybe washington first or the party first. the thing that i'm hearing throughout the state is, what about us? i was asked many times what kind of republican i would be? i didn't know how to answer that so i said i'm going to be a scott brown republican. maybe there's a new breed of republican coming to washington. somebody not beholding to the special interests of the party and will look to just to solve problems. i've always been that way. you remember, i supported clean elections. i'm a self-imposed term limits person. i believe strongly we are there to serve the people. we are there to do a . i, like many others throughout the country, when we're talking about what so and so said in his book and what so and so said here. my response is, who cares? we have terrorists trying to blow up our planes and kill our families at shopping malls. we have people dying in afghanistan who are trying to -- and our soldiers are trying to make sure we get, you know, finish the job there. we have serious economic problems. i like probably ma
in trouble for the midterm elections? karl rove joins us here in washington. midterm elections just around the conferencer, i suppose that was a rude awakening for some in massachusetts? >> absolutely. midterm elects critical moments are happening now as the republicans scramble to get candidates for congress and senate. this has given them a big boost in the arm. as democrats attempt to keep their members running for reelection it has obviously hurt. defection of a senior democrat first elected '92 in the house from arkansas pulling the rip cord and bailing out marion barry? >> greta: why? >> there are 49 democrats in the house of representatives, who represent seats carried by bush and mccain, 48 were carried by bush and mccain all three times. his district was 59% for mccain up from 54. a district in the northeast corner of arkansas, main cities jonesboro, a little from little rock down to the southwestern part of the district the northwest historically republican ozark country but it is a republican district here had you one of the more partisan members of the house who had been a rela
families and communities: >> greta: griff jenkins went to a coakley event here tonight in washington. >> reporter: the next five days can decide the state of kennedy seat how kerry agreesed -- addressed supporters. in an e-mail. a fundraiser held here tonight at this capitol hill restaurant. miss coakley enjoyed a commanding lead at one point according to a new rasmussen poll the race has tightened to two points. what are your thoughts? >> we've never paid attention to polls in the primary or jen we are working hard to win. we are going to get our message out. >> reporter: why are you in washington tonight? >> we planned an event after the primary there would be a unity event in washington. we are also in the middle of a very intense campaign and we are facing a candidate from massachusetts supported by scream right groups, including many -- by extreme right groups, including many groups pouring money into massachusetts and who are attacking and destroying my record i'm doing everything i need to, to be competitive as well as working with democrats here and in massachusetts who will
problems in washingto washington, hold on to your seat. those are nothing compared to his problems on the home front. that inside scoop is next. plus. >> how is this for a scandal? poll test with 3 fears ladies. poll test with 3 fears ladies. just be glad . >>reporter: senate majority leader reed is up to his ear ins problems in washington dc. things not much better at home in nevada. we are right in the think of it. griff is on the road and today's stop is nevada. you are live. griff? >> hi fret a. i'm in reno, nevada state among the 3 highest unemployment rate. they are certainly thinking about health care and worried about it. but before i tell you about reno, we went earlier today to carson city to speak with governor jim gibbons. here's some of what he had to say in terms of solutions. governor you have been part of the legislation. what do you think is the answer e.the very best way to solve the unemployed, uninsured problem in america is to put people back to work. get them a job. let their employers buy insurance for them when they have the money and resources to
evening governor. >> good evening, greta how are you? >> very well. the topic in washington health care for so many weeks. now there's day lot of discussion about jobs. what do you think about what the president is saying about job creation? is that what you would do? >> well, you know listening to his speech last night i was getting whiplash there i listened and i would whip my head down there and read the text to figure out what he's saying how does what he is saying match up to the acts he's taken thus far. the acts he's taken thus far will not the get jobs created. that speech was so full of contradictions last night. i know after we analyze it, we are supposed to be diplomatic and analytic and i go in our commentary, but come on. so full of contradictions the american public i think listened and said how are jobs going to be created when you talk about cap and tax which is taxing energy which will prohibit more developments. when you talk about the second jobs bill which is a stimulus bill, more spending. which is going to require tax increases to pay for these things. how is that
. if you think harry reid has problems in washington. hold on to your seat, nothing compared to his problems on the home front. >> plus, how is this for a scandal? a politician with three first ladies? be glad this one is not you. b1+ . >> greta: senate majority leader harry reid up to his ears in problems right here in washington, d.c. things are not much better at home in nevada. griff jenkins in the thick of it. today's stop nevada. griff joins us live. >> reporter: hey greta, i'm in reno, nevada. a state among the top three highest unemployment rates. in have dances are certainly thinking -- nevadans are certainly thinking about health care. we went earlier to carson city to speak with governor jim gibbons here's what he had to say in terms of solutions. governor you have been a critic of this legislation. what do you think is the answer? >> very best way to solve the unemployed, uninsured, problem in america to put people back to work. get them a job, let their employers buy insurance for them when they have the money and the resources to buy it. stop letting the american peop
in washington until 11 p.m.. next, the tape does not lie. what did candidate obama say about spending freezes? hustling your vote or legitimate change of circumstances? decide in two minutes. jon stewart, we have the video. i never as a woman thought i'd get a heart attack. just, out of the blue at 43. now i'm on an aspirin regimen because it helps me live the life i want to live. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. it's not a big deal to go to your doctor. it is a big deal to have a heart attack. it's not a big deal to go to your doctor. what if you could capture the fresh taste of broccoli in a luscious soup? v8 garden broccoli. from campbell's. velvety, delicious. campbell's v8 soups. also, try new garden vegetable blend. >> greta: president obama wants a spending freeze. what did candidate obama think? >> problem with the spending freeze you are using a hatchet where you need a scalpel. there are some programs that are very important that are under funded. it is important for the president to set a tone that says all of us are gonna contr
for "washington examiner". well, he has gotten himself into a fix. >> he says he's not going to talk about it anymore. he said he made a final statement on this. the key moment in this reid affair happened saturday afternoon. right after the news broke. because that was when the white house sent out a statement from the president saying that senator reid made an unfortunate choice of words and he's a good man and president obama supports him and he, president obama considers this matter closed. that sent a signal to democrats everywhere, defend reid. they circled the wagon. senators defended him. and congressional black caucus surrounded him. it's clear democrat are not going to let senator reid go down. >> who should accept at polling? president obama was insulted right? the target of this express target of it. what about african americans in nevada, in the term that is used negro is like where did that come from? you have to go, nobody i've never heard -- it's bizarre. so out of the what? 50s? >> it's a very 1958-ness of it that made it weird. president obama was you can say being the ta
on the federal court in the state of nevada was a -- work i did. >> greta: byron york for the washington examiner. he certainly has gotten himself into a fix. >> he says he's not going to talk about it any more. he says he's made his final statement on this the key moment in this whole reid affair happened saturday afternoon, right after the news broke. that was when the white house sent out a statement from president obama saying that senator reid made that unfortunate choice of words but he's a good man and president obama supports him and he, president obama, considers the matter closed. that sent a signal to democrats everywhere, defend reid. they circled the wagons, the congressional black caucus mostly in the house, has defended him. it is pretty clear that democrats are not going to let senator reid go down because of this converse. >> >> greta: mo -- who was insulted? who should accept the apology president obama was the express target. what about african-americans in nevada? the term used in grow it is like, where did that come from? i mean, you have to go -- i've never -- it is like biz
in the "washington post". he even says everyone is entitled to opinions not his own facts. he says you are dead wrong. >> i agree, facts are important. the fact of the matter is this administration last february put out a budget plan that said they wanted to double the national debt in five years and nearly triple it in 10. during george bush's years in office the annual deficits ran 2% of gdp, 1.7 of gdp since world war ii. this administration is planning using optimistic projections about economic growth projecting deficient it iss on their watch will run 5.1% of gdp. i wrote 200 words for the "washington post" on the democrats in congress. mr. axelrod while all these things are swirling around in the world proceeds to write 700 words attacking me on a subject i barely touched on which was deficit and spending which i talked about congress not the administration. i'm going to be responding to mr. axelrod and setting the record straight by relying on the facts on what this administration has been doing on spending, deficit and tarp. watch for the pages next week. >> greta: if says your writing was a
working through the halls of washington? >> in a normal year we get 25,000 pieces of correspendence this year over 60,000. it has been an intensely personal issue surrounding health care that's been the main driver of course dense and communications with the office. measure sweeping the entire country. nebraska has uniquely been positioned. we want a sense of fairness, strengthen health care outcomes and reduce costs and protect vulnerable people that's the main issue nebraskans have expressed concern about. >> reporter: in fairness to senator nell con -- nelson we reached out several times today and he wasn't available. he has said in recent days, if the governor asked for it to be tan out, as we just heard on that tape, he will do some the senator believes that all stays should have a similar medicaid provision. if you hit the streets and talk to people here in freezing lincoln, you will fan a varied array of opinions. one small business owner of a mom and pop coffee shop. here was his position. the owner of meadow lark a great mom and pop coffee shop. adam, you are a small busine
do now realize they are in real trouble. i think the voters may decide to send a signal to washington. if they turn out and decide this is the time to send a message to washington that message is going to be heard loud and clear. >> greta: what i think is hurting martha coakley the democratic candidate the 300 million dollars paid to nebraska. i that i so outraged people that is something she probably wished didn't happen. i bet there's somewhat of a backlash to her in massachusetts because it was so appalling. even if it is always done, things happen to get votes in the senate. i think that disturbed people. >> i think there's a general sense that there is something fundamentally wrong about this entire process. when you look at all the different deals 100 million dollars dropped in one point for a hospital in connecticut. a i assume that was for senator dodd this multiy -- multi-billion dollar deal that affects a number of states bill nelson got a deal that i think is unworkable for a medicare advantage in florida didn't apply anywhere else in the country or any new floridians after
stimulus package we hear rumored about in washington, d.c., when the first stimulus package almost a trillion dollars of monies that the public coffers did not have to spend this again in the second stimulus is nonsense to most americans. the first stimulus package hasn't even been spent entirely. it certainly hasn't been measured for any success. for congress and the white house to start talking a second stimulus package makes no sense. what we need to do is reduce capital gains taxes, reduce taxes on corporations and small businesses and our economic so private sector, families, businesses can keep more of what we earn. can prioritize, reinvest, create jobs that's how the economy is going to roar back to life. president reagan did that in the itties -- in the 80s. it worked. let's learn from what he did in the 80s. not go down this nonsense cal road growing more debt, building more government and expect that somehow everything is going to work out okay. >> what the problems that we have? there are different needs in different communities. detroit has a different need than maybe m
to bring that sunshine to wash -- to washington that's why we have this discharge petition. >> greta: what is a discharge petition? >> if you can get 218 votes, we need all the republicans, i think we can get 'em all, we need about 40 democrats it forces a vote on the floor. if you get the 218, you will get the vote. that will allow us to open up all of the health care discussions to the press, and most importantly to the american people. there's not one republican in the room, there's not one -- none of the american people in the room. that's wrong. especially when you are looking at 50 billion dollars cuts in medicare, 500 billion dollars cuts in medicare, 8% tax increases, people that do have a health care plan, they want to tax them this is wrong. we need people to have the benefit of seeing what is going on behind closed doors. no secret deals. >> greta: congressman, i know you need the 218 votes, are you willing to tell us who refused to sign it? i guess we can figure it out. any specific people? some may try to dodge you and avoid you. can we get the names of those who flat out say
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